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Position: Non-Life Senior Pricing Actuary 50-60 %
Institution: W. R. Berkley Europe
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Duties: We are looking for an experienced and motivated pricing actuary to help us building our pricing landscape and developing specific pricing models. Tasks: Work in close cooperation with the underwriters to develop a profitable portfolio and support them in the pricing of individual accounts on a case by case basis; Develop new pricing models for targeted segments and products; Perform periodic reviews and updates of existing pricing models; Perform actuarial studies in order to improve parameters used in the pricing models; Provide actuarial support for the business planning process; Responsible for deriving assumptions for rate change and trend for each underwriting segment that support reserving and capital function areas
Requirements: University degree in mathematics, natural science or finance; Fully qualified Actuary (or close to qualification) with at least 5 years of experience within the non-life insurance industry, ideally in actuarial pricing; Experience in the lines of business written in Continental Europe; Advanced Excel knowledge (including VBA), SQL and statistical programming skills (e.g. R, MatLab, Python, and SAS); Fluent in English and German, additional language skills such as Spanish will be an asset; Willingness to travel from time to time, primarily in Europe
   
Text: Non-Life Senior Pricing Actuary 50-60%, based in Zurich Responsibilities We are looking for an experienced and motivated pricing actuary to help us building our pricing landscape and developing specific pricing models. The position is part-time. Main tasks  Work in close cooperation with the underwriters to develop a profitable portfolio and support them in the pricing of individual accounts on a case by case basis;  Develop new pricing models for targeted segments and products;  Perform periodic reviews and updates of existing pricing models;  Perform actuarial studies in order to improve parameters used in the pricing models;  Perform profitability analysis of specific segments;  Provide actuarial support for the business planning process;  Responsible for deriving assumptions for rate change and trend for each underwriting segment that support reserving and capital function areas;  Provide support for the production of internal and external reports, such as the monthly rating movement report (internal) or the Actuarial Function Report (required by the regulator). Knowledge, skills and experience  University degree in mathematics, natural science or finance;  Fully qualified Actuary (or close to qualification) with at least 5 years of experience within the non-life insurance industry, ideally in actuarial pricing;  Experience in the lines of business written in Continental Europe;  Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact with underwriters and management, ability to convince and influence others and the gravitas to operate at all levels in an organisation;  Ability to ‘roll the sleeves up’ and deliver on detailed individual tasks, but also to take the overview/strategic position and deliver for the long term;  Advanced Excel knowledge (including VBA), SQL and statistical programming skills (e.g. R, MatLab, Python, and SAS);  Fluent in English and German, additional language skills such as Spanish will be an asset;  Willingness to travel from time to time, primarily in Europe. More context about the role Until recently, the Continental Europe operation of W.R. Berkley was supported by teams based in the UK in all matters related to actuarial and finance. In order to drive our strategy and grow our business profitably, an actuarial and finance team fully dedicated to support the Continental Europe Operation has been created. The CFO joined in September 2017, followed by the Chief Actuary in November 2017. In Zurich/Vaduz we are currently a team of 12. Our legal domicile is in Liechtenstein and we operate from branches located in Germany, Norway, Spain and Sweden and also rely on the freedom of services provided by the European Economic Area setting. Our range of products focus on the Middle Market segment and include Professional Indemnity, Directors & Officers, General Liability, Medical Malpractice, Accident & Health, Property, Motor, Marine and Travel. Page 2 of 2 Please send applications to Corinna Locher W. R. Berkley Europe Genferstrasse 23 8002 Zurich Switzerland Office: +41 43 210 70 81 Mobile: +41 79 686 72 10 E-mail: clocher@wrberkley.com
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